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8 Games You’ll Want To Buy In November

Gamers, get ready to play hard. Several high-profile titles are hitting store shelves as the holiday season draws near.
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8 Games You'll Want To Buy In November

As 2019 draws to a close, publishers are poised to strike while the iron is hot, releasing some of their most anticipated games of the year.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was one of October’s biggest releases, delivering high quality first-person shooter action with a revamped story based on the monumental Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The Witcher 3 surprised everyone as a Nintendo Switch release, giving RPG fans a superbly written narrative, engaging action, and impressive presentation.

Don’t expect a respite in November; there are some truly stellar games on the way, be they hotly anticipated PC ports or must-own titles studios have been teasing for months, if not years. Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives on PC, for example, and takes us to the Old American West, where a thieving gang grows and falls apart as the country expands. You can also finally get your hands on Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, the curious delivery game set within a ghost-riddled American future.

There’s plenty more to see and play this month, from Star Wars action to Pokémon goodness. Read on for our top picks.

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

    Platforms: PC
    Release Date: Nov. 5
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    This Western-style action adventure takes you to the rugged American wilds at the turn of the 20th century, and follows a band of outlaws on their criminal misadventures as their gang struggles to find a place for itself in the changing times. The game features a massive open world packed with quests and NPCs to interact with, a wealth of weapons to amass and master, and a fantastic story, delivered with superb work and dazzling visuals.

  • Death Stranding

    Platforms: PS4
    Release Date: Nov. 8
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Hideo Kojima steps into the director’s seat once again following his hard break from Konami, to deliver an all-new action-adventure game for the PS4. Death Stranding is a high-tech walking simulator in a post-apocalyptic future that sees you delivering packages to holograms in a desolate, ghost-riddled and fractured America. Death Stranding incorporates a unique multiplayer aspect in which players interact with one another indirectly, through messages, dropped tools, and constructed resources, which are shared across game worlds.

  • Need for Speed Heat

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
    Release Date: Nov. 8
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Rev your engines and hit the Miami-inspired streets of Palm City in this incarnation of Need for Speed. Heat incorporates a wide variety of terrain for players to race across, including mountainous regions and open fields. Rather than having a 24-hour day/night cycle, Heat lets players cycle between day and night to participate in different activities, so sanctioned events can be enjoyed during the day, and illegal street racing can be exploited at night. Of course, cops will be hot on your tail as your reputation grows, so you will need to master evading the law as you conquer the roads.

  • Romancing Saga 3

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
    Release Date: Nov. 11
    MSRP: TBD

    This remaster of the Japanese-exclusive SNES game receives a wealth of significant improvements that make it the definitive version, including overhauled visuals that highlight the game’s classic art and character sprites, new story scenarios, a new dungeon, and a New Game + option. It is the first time this JRPG comes to the west, so if you’re on the hunt for some old-school adventure, Romancing Saga 3 might just be what you’re looking for.

  • Pokemon Sword and Shield

    Platforms: Nintendo Switch
    Release Date: Nov. 15
    MSRP: $ 59.99 each

    The Pokémon series makes a big splash on the Nintendo Switch with Sword and Shield, the first mainline game on the platform. The games take place in the Galar region, a zone designed after modern-day Great Britain, boasting many of Britain’s landmarks. Sword and Shield introduces new Dynamax and Gigantamax forms for Pokémon, which let them temporarily grow to tremendous sizes in battle. Players can also enjoy a variety of side quests this time around to earn rare items or earn experience.

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
    Release Date: November 15
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    In Fallen Order, you play as an outcast Jedi-in-training as you flee the destruction of your order following the events of Revenge of the Sith. Cal, armed with a laser sword and some rudimentary Force abilities, must dive headlong into battle to free himself from the Empire’s clutches. Utilizing challenging hack-and-slash melee action and a surprising open world setting, Fallen Order is shaping up to be a worthwhile pick-up this November.

  • Shenmue III

    Platforms: PC, PS4
    Release Date: November 19
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Ryo’s quest to avenge his father resumes nearly 20 years after the original games left off. Shenmue III is a pseudo-open world action game that takes you across various expansive city regions as you hunt for clues about the mysterious martial arts assassin, Lan Di. The original games were cult classic action adventures filled with unique collectibles, quirky Japanese aesthetics, and cinematic quick-time events that were highly impressive for their time. Shenmue III will pick up where the last game ended, hopefully revitalizing the series.

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